Dennis and Carol work with the JPense team and converts through the ministry with the goal of planting a new church in the Nantes area. They are also involved in making and following up on contacts in the area. Dennis continues to coach basketball as a way to get to know people, serve the community, and have a positive influence on the lives of the young men he coaches. Additionally, at the request of the St. Nazaire congregation, Dennis recently began serving as their pastor.
Saved at age 15, Dennis struggled in his Christian experience until he recommitted his life to the Lord when he was 19 years of age. He felt the Lord speaking to his heart about missionary service during a Sunday night service in his home church. His call to missions service was solidified during a campus revival while he was a student at Welch College.
Carol accepted Christ as Savior at age 10 after attending a FWB church since infancy. While not sensing a definite call for herself to missionary service, she submitted herself to the Lord to go with her husband wherever He would send them.
Dennis graduated from Welch College in 1971. He spent nine months in France as a student and two summers as a student missionary. He worked with Joe Haas at the Rennes FWB Church. Teague also spent one year as youth pastor at Ardmore FWB Church, Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Carol was active in music and children’s ministry during her high school days. Later, she taught CTS classes in Oklahoma and a junior high class in California.
The Teagues were first appointed as missionaries to France in August of 1974. They spent one three-year term in Rennes, France, working along with the Joe Haases and the Rennes church. In 1978 they resigned to further their education and Dennis assumed the responsibilities of youth pastor at Sherwood Forest FWB Church in El Sobrante, Calif. Dennis continued his missions education at the School of World Missions in Southern California. He and Carol were reappointed in November of 1983.
The Teagues led the church in Saint-Sébastien (in the metropolitan area of Nantes, France) toward self-support and national leadership. Cathy Crawford and Patsy VanHook worked with the Teagues as part of the Saint-Sébastien team for many years, contributing to the overall strategy to reach the vast throngs of unreached people in the area. Hundreds of residents were exposed to the gospel message for the first time through outreach events.
During their last term, they served alongside the St Sébastien church in helping roles and encouragement as Robert Bryan transitioned out of the pastorate of the church. They continue to work with this congregation in the absence of a pastor.
Dennis and Carol have three adult sons: Jered, born October 15; Joel, born January 22; and Justin, born July 23.
Dennis—Maranatha FWB Church, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Carol—New Hope FWB Church, Ina, Illinois
Current membership—Sherwood Forest FWB Church, El Sobrante, California
Updated June 21, 2019
updated June 21, 2019
- Pray for the spiritual growth and maturity of the members of the St. Sebastien Church. Ask God to give Jonathan and Michelle Chereau, one of the four couples who form the leadership team, wisdom as they assume more responsibilities.
- Pray God will give wisdom and direction to us as we continue to work with the JPense team outreaches and new church plant.
- Pray for Dennis as he pastors the St. Nazaire Church. Ask God to help the church to grow. Pray we will demonstrate God’s wisdom as we serve in this congregation.